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Martinique Beguilingly French, seductively Caribbean. Bold scenery and sophisticated living. Exotic flowers, strong rum. Mountains, rain forest trails share island with marinas, golf, bistros, casino, discos, Paris fashions. Historic sugarcane plantations and museums. French and creole cuisine. Tourist centers crowded with Europeans. Popular cruise port. Small to midsize resorts. $$-$$$. French. Tip: Visit eerie town of St. Pierre, buried by 1902 volcanic eruption.


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Photograph by Jodi Cobb, NGS
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